Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities

Job opportunities - Magic Bus NGO

At Magic Bus, we enable children and young people to move out of poverty by ensuring they complete their secondary education, delay their age of marriage, and get jobs in the organised sector. We are looking for talented and driven individuals to help us deliver a long-term, sustainable and bold strategy aiming to reach a million children across India. If you want to be part of a concerted effort to change the future for children and young people and work towards making a significant difference to people living in poverty, then please look through our vacancies below.

If you think you might be suitable or know someone who is, please get in touch
with us at [email protected]

We are looking for:

Department: Full time

Location: Delhi

No. of Positions: 7

The role will be responsible to provide placement to 750 plus youth and adults. Build a strong relationship with employers ensuring effective placement and monitoring systems are in place for youth and out of work adults.

Desired Competencies

  • Strong partnership building credentials with ability to tailor style and methods when working with employers (and employee volunteers), and other specialist organisations like Job Aggregators.

  • Excellent team worker with strong oral and written communication skills including good level of professional English.

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems.

  • Well organised working style with excellent time management skills.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme.

  • Ability to collect and process delivery evidence and data in line with key performance indicators for the programme

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for achieving the desired target number of youth & out of work adults’ placements in jobs

  • Create partnerships with employers and job aggregators who can offer youth potential job placements, work experience and workplace visit opportunities.

  • Monitor youth’s attendance and performance with employers for effective retention & performance

  • Support youth after their placements to ensure that they retain their engagement and sustain themselves in work or training for up to 6 months.

  • Undertake data collection and reporting duties that demonstrate the effectiveness of the programme.

  • Act as a role model at all times demonstrating behaviour that displays the characteristics youth should develop to be successful in their chosen field.

Reporting to: Program Manager

Qualification & Work experience

  • Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution (Minimum qualification is graduation).

  • Knowledge of local employers and job aggregators.

  • Knowledge of youth needs with regard to progressions at work.

  • Experience of partnership working including referrals and monitoring partner delivery.

  • Experience of either employability skills, job placement, youth development or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly (desirable)

Department: Full time/Impact

Location: Mumbai

No. of Positions: 1

The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in Mumbai and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project(s) , various external stakeholders like government agencies, funders etc. as well as for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

Desired Competencies

  • A background in Social Sciences with at least 12 to 14 years’ experience in MEL, with a strong and demonstrated interest in evaluations

  • Commitment to rigour and accuracy

  • Proven ability in conducting and facilitating quantitative and qualitative work

  • Proven ability to mentor and facilitate learning among team members

  • Proven ability in handling challenging partnerships

  • Proven ability to manage complex internal and external relationships

Key responsibilities

  • Lead on design, execution and leveraging of evaluations of key Magic Bus programmes

  • Develop innovative and rigorous MEL frameworks to capture accurately the change that Magic Bus enables

  • Supporting the Fundraising and Communications team in the use of credible data (both primary and secondary)

  • Manage projects and partnerships both internal and external

  • Develop and facilitate the development of concept notes/ papers for internal and external audiences

Reporting : To the Director - Impact

Qualification & Work experience

  • Post-graduation in any social science from reputed institution / university

  • 12-14 years’ experience in MEL, with a strong and demonstrated interest in evaluations, with minimum 05 years in planning, managing MEL

  • Demonstrated experience in performance measurement, indicator selection and monitoring, and data collection/analysis

  • Database management experience

 Team coordination

  • Programme Operations team – An ongoing collaboration within the team and create a conducive environment for sharing of information constructive criticism and suggestion alongside the regular progress of programmes.

  • Sustainability /Fundraising team – Extend support to the Fundraising teams in creating descriptive as well as narrative reports among other things.

  • Communications Team - To develop effective channel for internal as well as external communications, milestones achieved, success stories etc.

  • Other support functions – to ensure adequate manpower, fund allocation & accuracy, technology enablement are in place.

Mobility requirements:
The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in Mumbai and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project(s) , various external stakeholders like government agencies, funders etc. as well as for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

Department: Corporate relations / Full time

Location: Mumbai

No. of Positions: 1

The role will be responsible to tie up and manage the relationship of corporate employers and nurture and grow the accounts ensuring they become sustainable source of funds.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Directly play the role of account manager of multiple large projects and create and nurture a lasting relationship

  • Play vital role in fund allocation and take major financial as well as programmatic decisions and reporting with respect to the grant

  • Oversee the progress of implementation of the program as per the MoU agreed upon with the respective donors

  • Self-sustaining practices for Retention of existing donors and growing grant/donation sizes

  • Tying up with more employers under the project

  • Responsible for good CRM .

  • Managing relationships with corporate employers

  • Oversee the progress of implementation of the program as per the MoU agreed upon with the respective donors

  • Play the role of an effective spokesperson between the Magic Bus and respective donor organizations

  • Custodian of data and analytics with reference to the progress and monitoring of program

  • Organizing kick off meeting with project stakeholders both internal and external

  • Ensure seamless communications and management of Corporate employers

  • Ensure effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is in place

  • Effective management of program budgets and transparent reporting back to the donor

  • To coordinate donor engagement activities

  • To organize project reviews at regular intervals and monitor progress

  • Timely submission of donor reports (financial and programmatic)

Desired Competencies:

  • Experience in Fundraising / CRM from Corporate donors

  • Experience in managing key account / partnerships or business development

  • Experience in overseeing clients and programs Ability to drive complex projects in a timely manner

  • Ability to travel across the Magic Bus markets

  • Ability to work effectively with huge Data as well as analyse them

  • Very good with MS Excel and Power point

  • Entrepreneurial, with high-energy levels and the passion to succeed

  • Have strong networking skills and relationship orientation

  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Have impeccable integrity and high personal ethics

Reporting
To Head - Corporate relations

Qualification & Work experience

  • Any Graduate in Social work or other social sciences relevant to the development sector

  • 5 to 8 years’ experience in rising CSR fund for Non-profits.

  • Awareness reflects engagement with diverse sectoral issues, especially on education, adolescent empowerment and rural development

Team coordination

  • Director, Impact and the Impact team - To find ways to represent and communicate results/ outcomes

  • Sustainability /Fundraising team - To ensure prompt and appropriate acknowledgement of all grant income and that all information relating to it is accurate, up to date and well organized and also provide other feasible support as required to the whole fundraising team in line with experience.

  • Communications Team - To develop effective channel for internal as well as external communications, milestones achieved, success stories etc.

  • Other support functions – to ensure adequate manpower, fund allocation & accuracy, technology enablement are in place.

Mobility requirements:
The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in Vikhroli, Mumbai and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the grants, stakeholders, project management team etc. from time to time.
As the head office is shut owing to the COVID 19 outbreak, the person would be required to work from residence until it resumes functioning.

Department: -

Location: Mumbai

No. of Positions: 10

To plan the programs, based on field needs and curriculum inputs and ensure implementation and dissemination. Provide constant feedback/learning’s on the basis of implemented curriculum to help refine the curriculum.

  • To plan the programs, based on field needs and curriculum inputs and ensure implementation and dissemination. Provide constant feedback/learning’s on the basis of implemented curriculum to help refine the curriculum.

  • To weekly plan and conduct programs / sessions on the field.

  • To ensure that all the documents related to Program planning and implementation are submitted on time and are readily accessible.

  • To ensure implementation of safety norms and other rules & regulation in all programs / sessions.

  • To make constant and timely use of the monitored information in the program.

  • To build rapport on the field and coordinate with the Community Coordinators / NGOs & Institution staff.

  • To ensure effective management of 15 Pair of volunteers/CYLs on the field in consultation with the monitoring officers and communication of emerging issues with the monitoring officers.

  • Mentor will also help CYLs in conducting and organizing parents meeting, Sports Event, Awareness Rallies, and will organize regular reinforcement training for CYLs.

  • To support the monitoring officers in developing yearly budgets and be directly responsible for its implementation on an on-going basis.

  • To maintain the attendance records with respect to staff and monitor the attendance records of the children on a monthly basis.

  • To conduct events as and when required within their respective projects.

  • To conduct appraisals for their teams with the support of monitoring officers.

  • To ensure that the team is motivated and play an active role in facilitating an environment in the organization that is conducive to development, performance and fun.

  • To be responsible for one’s and the team’s development with respect to knowledge, skills and behavior, in order to enrich and enhance both person and organization.

  • Mentors would conduct advocacy on development issues in community to involve kids and their families in the process.

  • Mentors would submit the monthly report to Monitoring Officer/Program Manager and provide necessary monitoring data to the monitoring officer.

Department: Child Program (Full time)

Location: Mankhurd, Mumbai

No. of Positions: 5 / Field Staff

Job Brief:

  • Running a formal community learning centre to improve foundational literacy and numeracy along with learning outcomes for Math, Science, and English for students of Grades 6 to 10

  • Working with parents of first generation learners to improve the foundational literacy and numeracy of parents

  • Working with students and families to make the centre popular and maintain high attendance of students at the centre

  • Promoting a spirit of self-development among children

  • Effective delivery of Holistic Development Module with adolescents studying in standard 6th- 10th in the community learning centre.

  • Effective delivery of foundational literacy and numeracy courses for Grades 6 and 7 leading to improvement of foundational literacy and numeracy

  • Effective delivery of eContent for Grades 6 to 10 to improve learning outcomes in Math, Science, and English

  • Effective use of instructional strategies for using classroom activities, explanations, practice, tests, etc. to improve learning outcomes of students

  • Effective use of formative and summative assessment to understand learning level for foundational literacy and numeracy and academic subjects, and using the assessment to plan learning strategies to improve learning outcome

  • To engage children studying in standard 6th to 10th with various creative teaching learning strategies and peer learning strategies at school and community level.

  • To prepare yearly, monthly and weekly plans to ensure timely completion of desired learning objectives outlined in project.

  • To prepare everyday lesson plans to carry out various activities effectively simultaneously.

  • To organize learning activities like story building, discussing newspaper articles, reading books, book reviewing in peers, etc. to enhance their reading and communication skills.

  • To prepare activity planner and worksheets to enable children to carry out Science and Mathematics related activities like science experiments, discussions, Mathematics puzzles, games, etc. effectively.

  • To engage children in games, art and craft activities like scrabble, best out of waste, puzzles, drawing, etc. to promote joyful learning.

  • To arrange learning activities involving digital learning platforms, basic fundamentals of computers and coding with help of self-learning materials.

  • To create a congenial learning environment which encourages collaborative joyful learning among children to increase their interest in learning.

  • To organize activities like competitions, street plays, celebrating various days, as well as involving parents and locale from community to engage with children in their area of expertise.

  • To engage with parents quarterly and update them on the progress of their child’s progress.

  • To supervise and provide support to the Community Co-ordinators in delivery of Community Connect Tool Kit aimed at developing a supportive eco system (Parents, SMC Members, Community at large) for the adolescent in the community

  • To participate in the capacity building programs as per the project design

  • To provide constant feedback/ learning’s on the basis of implemented curriculum to help refine the curriculum

  • To maintain records of daily attendance, daily activities conducted by children individually and in respective group.

  • To maintain MIS records as per the prescribed formats

  • To document and provide timely and quality updates and reports to key stakeholders regularly

  • To support and facilitate data collection for monitoring and evaluation purposes

  • Manage and maintain the electronic devices (tablet, TV, laptop, speaker, android box, etc.) and accessories for effective usage throughout programme period

  • To keep oneself updated on all the developments in safety rules, regulation child rights and protection and ensuring its integration in programs

  • To ensure effective communication and reporting upward and down the line of all matters related to the efficiency and effectiveness of the program

  • To do capacity building of community coordinators from time to time

  • To facilitate/organize/participate in events, visits as required

Reporting Authority: Cluster Manager / Program Manager

Reporting Team: None

Desired Competencies:

  • Facilitation of foundational literacy and numeracy programmes

  • Facilitation of learning outcomes improvement programmes for Grades 6 to 10

  • Facilitation of academic learning using electronic devices like tablet and TV along with relevant e-Content

  • Digital literacy and computing skills.

  • Basic communication skills (written and oral) in regional language and English

  • Good facilitation and classroom management skills

  • Working in a rural setting

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team; and with all levels of staff, volunteers, and school authorities

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Outgoing and convincing

  • Ability to learn about, commit to, and educate others on program mission and goals

Qualification & Experience:

  • Graduation in any stream and certification in Education or equivalent (B.Ed./ BSW is preferable).

  • Experience in teaching Math, Science, and English to Grade 6 to 10 students

  • Track record in assuring improved learning outcomes

  • Experience of working with rural children and with students who need academic support will be preferred

  • Experience of assessment of learning will be preferred

Department: Regional Livelihood

Location: Pune and Mumbai (Both Mumbai City and MMR) Maharashtra

No. of Positions: 5

The Role

  • Work in close coordination with the Community engagement Officer and the Placement Officer w.r.t. registration and on-boarding of youth & out of work adults

  • Manage the day to day update in the technology platform for youth & out of work adults entries (around 1500 entries throughout the project period)

  • Be the front facing individual at the Office for addressing queries of the youth & out of work adults whose profile is being maintained by them

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Registering of youth and out of work adults in the tech platform

  • Counseling of youth and out of work adults

  • Support Placement Officer in following up with placed candidates

  • Entering and maintaining day to day updates in the technology platform

  • Support the Programme Manager in handling day to day logistics related work

  • Support the Programme Manager in maintenance of records and documents pertaining to all administrative work

  • Notifying to the Programme Manager all the gaps and issues with respect to the technology platform

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Staff Reporting: None

Desired Competencies:

  • Knowledge of MIS and basic computer Skills.

  • Good typing speed and accuracy.

  • Ability to multi task and manage people and time.

  • Ability to handle front desk and people.

  • Eye for Details and decipher information from data.

  • Excellent team worker.

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems.

  • Well organised working style with good time management skills.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme.

Qualification and Experience (essential unless otherwise stated):

  • Minimum 12th pass.

  • Experience of data entry and office maintenance (desirable).

  • Experience of administrative and logistic work (desirable).

Salary: 18,000/- pm gross

Department: -

Location: Mumbai

No. of Positions: 1

The Role

Work closely with the impact team and livelihood team in maintaining quality of livelihood MIS. Will have to make daily telephonic validation calls to youths placed through Magic Bus’s Livelihood programme.

  • Training/orientation of programme team on MIS

  • Daily Telephonic calls to placed youths for MIS validation

  • Excel Data entry of findings from validation calls

  • Quantitative Weekly analysis of validation calls and sharing of report

  • Maintaining data quality of MIS

  • Monthly visits to livelihood centers for data Validation and report writing

Reporting to: Impact Manager

Staff Reporting: None

Desired Competencies:

  • Understanding of MIS and basic computer Skills

  • Basic knowledge of Excel analysis and Word

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to multi task and manage people and time

  • Ability to ask the right questions to get the required responses

  • Eye for Details and validation

  • Excellent team worker

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems

  • Well organised working style with good time management skills

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme

Qualification and Experience:(essential unless otherwise stated)

  • Minimum requirement is Graduation

  • Experience of data entry and data analysis

  • Experience of maintaining MIS

Department: Sustainability

Location: Mumbai

No. of Positions: 1

The Role

To tie up and manage the relationship of corporate employers and nurture and grow the accounts ensuring they become sustainable source of funds.

  • Directly play the role of account manager of multiple large projects and create and nurture a lasting relationship

  • Play vital role in fund allocation and take major financial as well as programmatic decisions and reporting with respect to the grant

  • Oversee the progress of implementation of the program as per the MoU agreed upon with the respective donors

  • Self-sustaining practices for Retention of existing donors and growing grant/donation sizes

  • Understand the CSR geography and create strategic objectives

  • Create Strategic partnerships and sustainability road map

  • Create implementation as well as expansion plans to multiple cities

  • Create a Sustainable network of Key stakeholders in donors and make a pitch

  • Negotiating and managing the Financials, Donations and Timelines with Donors

  • Create synergy in Sustainability through innovative approaches

  • Create a culture of performance excellence, effective communication and mutual respect within the team

  • Share expertise via training and awareness sessions

  • Create and grow Brand Magic Bus campaigns, advertisements.

  • Represent Magic bus at various reputed fora and showcase the uniqueness of its model

  • Demonstrate Magic Bus values and Role Model behavior in day to day conduct

  • 15 - 18 years of experience in managing key accounts & partnerships

  • Experience in overseeing clients and programs that are of big in financial value as well as the spread of geography

  • Ability to drive complex projects in a timely manner

  • Knowledge of CRM implementation and sustenance

  • Have strong networking skills and relationship building

  • Have impeccable integrity and high personal ethics

  • Experience in B2B Sales would be preferred

Department: Institutional Fundraising /Full time

Location: Mumbai

No. of Positions: 1

The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in Vikhroli, Mumbai and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the grant, stakeholders, project management team etc. from time to time.

As the head office is shut owing to the COVID 19 outbreak, the person would be required to work from residence until it resumes functioning.

About Magic Bus

Founded in 1999, Magic Bus works with children and young people living in poverty, in India, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. We equip children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty. Children on the Magic Bus programme successfully fend off destabilizers such as child marriage and child labour to complete school and become first-generation salary earners having secure careers in the organised sector.

Our youth-centered Livelihoods Programme connects the aspirations and potential of young people to available market opportunities. We build their employability skills and map job potential based on individual strengths and mobility. We work with support structures like parents, teachers, the community at large and local government institutions to ensure social, emotional and economic well-being for all young people living in that area. Our approach mobilises the entire ecosystem available to the child or young person to create transformational change in their lives.

Business Context

Magic Bus today impacts the lives of 4, 50,000 adolescents and more than 40,000 youths directly and thousands of families indirectly. Our Programmes have brought in a paradigm shift for the many families who earlier were constrained by financial compulsions, cultural norms and other adverse living conditions.

While our efforts could bring school drop-out rate to below 5%, child marriage is slowly edging for extinction in the communities where we work. We envision ourselves playing a significant role in touching lives of 1.6 million adolescents and 3, 00,000 youths directly via our Childhood to Livelihood programme by the end of 2023. Like us, many great organisations are today more than willing to invest their trust in our programmes and philosophy and partner with us in realising this dream of ours as well as more than 4,00,000 families.

We feel that being of service to needy is the biggest opportunity that an organization like us can even find and here, we have seized it. We wish to transcend nations and enable thousands of lives in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal who are reeling under poverty escape its vicious cycle.

In light of this, Magic Bus seeks the expertise of Institutional Fundraiser, who will be responsible for supporting it to achieve the ambitious but achievable targets for grant income for SCALE program, Adolescent programme and programmes in partnership with Government education departments.

This role will be accountable to lead a team of 1 or more Grant managers, prospect research to ensure a regular and reliable pipeline of new prospects, developing grant proposals, whilst also leveraging existing relationships. It will also be accountable for reporting on all grants including the management of data required for measurement and evaluation. While being responsible for a specific large grant and to coordinate and manage all aspects of the grant with inputs from relevant colleagues and senior members of the team, the potential candidate is also expected to ably contribute to the institutional fundraising team in achieving its targets and goals.

We’re looking for someone who is committed to helping achieve the income requirements, who has a proven eye for detail, an analytical nature and a flair for raising managing large grants. This role requires the ability to react and respond creatively to the operational and financial needs of Magic Bus.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Institutional Fundraising Strategy

  • Research and identify new institutional funding sources for MagicBus, regularly monitor databases for opportunities, sharing with relevant team members and developing fundraising approach and plan.

  • Research and understand the giving philosophy of foundations / agencies, strategic objectives and grant timelines

  • Write effective fundraising applications in response to calls for proposals from institutional donors.

  • Coordinate with programme team for developing proposals and budgets.

  • Prepare for meetings with donors and participate in these meetings as appropriate.

  • Undertake networking activities in order to keep up-to-date with developments in funding practices and sources

Grant raising & management Role

  • Build and manage relationships with all internal stakeholders involved in the grant roll out and implementation

  • Oversee the progress of implementation of the grant as per the MoU agreed upon with the respective donors

  • Write high quality project reports for all grants, according to funder’s deadlines and specifications, and ensuring a timely approach to gathering information from colleagues.

  • Assist in managing a system for maintaining all contacts, information and deadlines for each grant award and new fundraising opportunity.

  • Directly play the role of account manager of multiple large grants and create and nurture a lasting relationship

  • Play vital role in fund allocation and take major financial as well as programmatic decisions and reporting with respect to the grant

  • Self-sustaining practices for Retention of existing donors and growing grant/donation sizes

Leadership & Capability Building Role

  • Be a mentor for the team of Grant Managers and create organic leadership pipelines and functional experts

  • Create performance roles, development cycles and platforms for team of Grant Managers

  • Create a culture of performance excellence, effective communication and mutual respect within the team

  • Share expertise via training and awareness sessions

Magic Bus Ambassador Role

  • Create and grow Brand Magic Bus through campaigns.

  • Represent Magic bus at various reputed fora and showcase the uniqueness of its model

  • Demonstrate Magic Bus values and Role Model behavior in day to day conduct

  • Be a vital part of the GMC and RMCs and share insights

Team coordination

  • Director, Impact and the Impact team - To find ways to represent and communicate results/ outcomes as well as support and contribute to the effective creation of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the Magic Bus.

  • Programme Development – To keep abreast with the latest amendments, initiatives being brought into the curriculum as well as provide suggestions on good practices which could be incorporated.

  • Programme Operations – To understand the nuances of Magic bus Programmes as well as the ground level challenges. Also, provide suggestions on good practices which could be incorporated.

  • Communications Team - To develop effective channel for internal as well as external communications, milestones achieved, success stories etc.

  • Other support functions – to ensure adequate manpower, fund allocation & accuracy, technology enablement are in place.

Reporting

To the Global CEO - Magic Bus India Foundation.

Qualification & Work experience

  • Post Graduate in Social work or other social sciences relevant to the development sector.

  • Minimum 18 to 20 years’ experience in the social development sector including experience of managing large grants, writing effective grant proposals, raising substantial funding for long term programmes in fields related to adolescent empowerment, education, life skills, rural development and skilling.

  • Experience reflects engagement with diverse sectoral issues, especially on education, adolescent empowerment and rural development

 

Mobility requirements:

The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in Vikhroli, Mumbai and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the grant, stakeholders, project management team etc. from time to time.

As the head office is shut owing to the COVID 19 outbreak, the person would be required to work from residence until it resumes functioning.

Department: Regional Livelihood

Location: Mumbai & Pune

No. of Positions: 2

The role would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project, various external stakeholders for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Support youth to achieve the skills training, mentoring and employer activities outlined in their individual Personal Development Plans.

  • Deliver a sharp focus on achieving successful youth placements in work, training or further education and supporting youth to sustain these for 1 year.

  • Effectively utilize and leverage partnerships at all levels

  • Arrange job fair / placement drives / campus recruitment youth as well as market need

  • Carry out 24 hour training module (covering industry overview, mock interview, other soft skills training) as per mandated curriculum

  • Monitor youth’s performance and retention with employers.

  • Support youth after their placements to ensure that they retain their engagement and sustain themselves in work or education placements for up to 1 year.

  • Should have experience of handling placements in colleges and mobilising youth from colleges

  • Have handled bulk placements and should be efficient in handling big numbers

  • Act as a role model at all times demonstrating behaviour that displays the characteristics youth should develop to be successful in their chosen field.

Reporting
To Regional Livelihood Head

Mobility requirements:
The role would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project, various external stakeholders for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to build positive relationships with youth and motivate individuals to achieve defined targets of taking up work opportunities.

  • Excellent team worker with strong oral and written communication skills including good level of professional English.

  • Empathy- ability to work with youth

  • Well organised working style with excellent time management skills.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme.

  • Ability to collect and process delivery evidence and data in line with key performance indicators for the programme

  • Strong negotiator and ability to manage relationships with colleges and employers

Qualification & Work experience

  • Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution.

  • Experience of either employability skills, job placement, youth development or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly (desirable)

  • Experience of reviewing progress against individual’s training programme targets (desirable)

  • Experience of engaging with wider stakeholders like placement teams in colleges, students and communities.

  • Experience of providing guidance to young people on a range of development issues.

Department: Regional Livelihood

Location: Pune

No. of Positions: 1

Programme Manager shall Lead the delivery of the Magic Bus Livelihood programme at district level ensuring youth engaged with the employment exchange and are successfully placed in work or training Manage a team of help desk executives, Youth engagement Officers, Employer and Skilling agency Officer who will deliver high quality interventions from mobilization through to successful placement and transition support ensuring a sharp focus on outcomes. Manage partnerships at District level and contribute to strategic partnerships management at Regional and national levels.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage Magic Bus resources (budgets & Office), staff and local partners to ensure the full offer of employment exchange programme is available to youth in the district.

  • Lead a team of staff delivering employment exchange programme at district level and manage all aspects of their performance.

  • Achieve targets at each stage of intervention including mobilisation, boarding of youth and employers, counselling and placement in work or training.

  • Support staff to do effective mobilisation, counselling of youth, identification of their strengths & limitations, training and life skills needs and overall targets for the programme.

  • Formulate personal development plans for each youth that sets out their training schedule and work or training targets.

  • Provide high quality career counseling and impartial Information, Advice and Guidance that empowers youth to make positive choices about potential careers.

  • Oversee district level community need assessments and mapping exercises of other stakeholders in the local areas (government / NGO/ private and corporate foundations).

  • Support the Regional head of Livelihood Programme with key updates.

  • Ensure district level staff record interventions and activities with youth effectively and data is reported and analysed to improve the quality of work on ground with youth.

  • Identify and respond to risks that could lead to youth dropping out of the programme.

  • Work with employers to ensure adequate placement opportunities exist at a local level for youth completing the programme.

  • Maintain partnerships with skills training providers to help youth enrolled under employment exchange programme to take the benefit of trainings.

  • Monitor the effectiveness and quality of partner interventions and their training delivery.

  • Documenting the best practices, Narrative reports, Case studies, and provide any other relevant update pertaining to the project.

  • Work with colleagues in the Livelihood Programme teams at regional level to continuosly improve the quality of Magic Bus Livelihood (employment exchange and training) and ensure our work is always safe and enjoyable.

Team coordination

  • Regional Programme Management teams – An ongoing collaboration within the team and create a conducive environment for sharing of information constructive criticism and suggestion alongside the regular progress of programmes.

  • Sustainability /Fundraising team – Extend support to the Fundraising teams in creating descriptive as well as narrative reports among other things.

  • Communications Team - To develop effective channel for internal as well as external communications, milestones achieved, success stories etc.

  • Other support functions – to ensure adequate manpower, fund allocation & accuracy, technology enablement are in place.

Reporting :
Regional Livelihood Head.

 

Mobility requirements:
The role would be based out of Pune and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project  and various external stakeholders for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

Desired Competencies:

  • Strong operational and team management skills that can be tailored to lead Magic Bus staff, training partners, employers and local colleges.

  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills.

  • Strong financial management skills including managing budgets and using staff and centre resources flexibly to meet need.

  • Sharp focus on outcomes and how to shape interventions to achieve the maximum impact with youth on the programme.

  • Build positive relationships with youth and motivate individuals to achieve defined targets of taking up work or further education.

  • Able to undertake need assessments with youth that sensitively identify youth’s personal strengths and limitations.

  • Can implement new processes and ways of working across an operational staff team.

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme.

Qualification & Work experience

  • Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution.

  • Experience of working with and achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged 17-25 year olds or a portion of this age range.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with 2 years managerial experience of frontline staff delivering interventions to youth

  • Exposure to Govt. departments and their way of functioning (desirable)

  • Experience of handling Budget and doing financial and resource planning at local level.

  • Knowledge of youth needs with regard to progressions into work or training.

  • Direct experiene of career counseling and providing Information, Advice and Guidance to youth across a range of issues.

  • Experience of need assessment and/or creating personal plans and targets with youth.

  • Experience of either employability skills, job placement, Livelihood Programme or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly

  • Experience of reviewing progress against individual’s programme targets

  • Experience of engaging with wider stakeholders in disadvantaged communities including parents, schools, colleges, panchayats.

  • Experience of providing guidance and support to young people on a range of development issues including career or education choices.

  • Experience of working with Partners and being accountable for youth placements

  • Experience of managing high volume placement programmes which includes multi-level sourcing and placements

  • Experience of working with colleges and placement drives in colleges

Department: Scale

Location: Mizoram (Aizawl)

No. of Positions: 1

The Role -

This position, along with the M&E Head and Director, will play a key role to inform and guide the Programme Development team, Operations team and Grant Manager on the pulse of the programme and on the effectiveness of the design, inputs, and methodology used to achieve the programme outputs and outcomes

  • To perform complete programme monitoring for the assigned districts according to the monitoring exercise plans on timely manner and to report on the effectiveness of the programme

  • Coordination in developing LFA, M & E plans, capacity building plans, MIS and monitoring of the projects/programs across SCALE Locations.

  • Coordination in evaluation designing, providing of technical inputs for conducting baseline, midline and end-line evaluations as well as for monitoring tools and strategies to ensure project implementation.

  • Work closely with program team for collation of data from different types of sources/surveys i.e. baseline/midline/end-line, outcome monitoring etc. and integrate with the organization’s MIS.

  • Conduct monitoring activities and check the quality of all data for completeness, consistency, correctness and authenticity of data and make amendments as required

  • Resolving issues pertaining to technical and functional aspects of MIS and ensuring timely and quality of data being entered in automated MIS system

  • Deliver high productivity and quality data in presentable mode by developing and running validation checks, integrity checks, resolving data discrepancies

  • Assist M&E team in developing data collection procedure/ guidelines and provide feedback to all staff involved in data collection on the quality of data.

  • Conduct trainings and capacity building of the programme team and to ensure the adherence of M&E framework/protocols/plans

  • Conduct process evaluation to understand the progress/outcome of the project and conduct data collation of field data on prescribed format as per SCALE project requirement

  • Extract and update secondary information from different sources like NFHS, DLHS, and Census etc. and maintain separate database.

  • Work closely with program team and provide regular support for updating & integrating data into the MIS. 

  • Manage large scale complex databases on different thematic areas

  • Provide inputs and or prepare monthly, quarterly, annual project progress, narrative, evaluation and other analytical reports for different programme/projects.

  • To carry out other tasks as required by the immediate manager and Impact team

Desired Competencies:

  • Excellent data management & analysis skills with great command In Microsoft Excel, Word etc.

  • Be able to work with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files, transforming raw data into finished products.

  • Adapting and using technology for M&E activities for collecting, reviewing, analyzing and presenting data

  • Basic Understanding of research methods & techniques (quantitative/qualitative) and protocols.

  • Self-motivated, disciplined individual who can perform at a high level in a fast - paced environment.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and be able to articulate thoughts, observations and recommendations in clear manner

Qualification:

  • Post Graduate Degree in Social Science/ Biostatistics/ Psychology or other relevant degree is a preferred with minimum 3-4 years of experience in similar capacity and in a NGO/INGO/Organization involved in social research/ Academic Institutions will be advantage. 

  • Experience of working in rural development projects in the state of Mizoram and command on Mizo language will be preferred

  • Experience of working with state/ central government, school systems, etc. will be preferred

Department: Impact

Location: Mumbai

No. of Positions: 1

The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in Vikhroli, Mumbai and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project , various external stakeholders like government agencies, funders etc. as well as for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

At present, owing to the COVID 19 outbreak, the person would be required to work from residence.

About Magic Bus

Founded in 1999, Magic Bus works with children and young people living in poverty, in India, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. We equip children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty. Children on the Magic Bus programme successfully fend off destabilizers such as child marriage and child labour to complete school and become first-generation salary earners having secure careers in the organised sector.

Our youth-centered Livelihoods Programme connects the aspirations and potential of young people to available market opportunities. We build their employability skills and map job potential based on individual strengths and mobility. We work with support structures like parents, teachers, the community at large and local government institutions to ensure social, emotional and economic well-being for all young people living in that area. Our approach mobilises the entire ecosystem available to the child or young person to create transformational change in their lives.

Current Context

Magic Bus today impacts the lives of 4, 50,000 adolescents and more than 40,000 youths directly and thousands of families indirectly. Our Programmes have brought in a paradigm shift for the many families who earlier were constrained by financial compulsions, cultural norms and other adverse living conditions.

While our efforts could bring school drop-out rate to below 5%, child marriage is slowly edging for extinction in the communities where we work. We envision ourselves playing a significant role in touching lives of 1.6 million adolescents and 3, 00,000 youths directly via our Childhood to Livelihood programme by the end of 2023. Like us, many great organisations are today more than willing to invest their trust in our programmes and philosophy and partner with us in realising this dream of ours as well as more than 4,00,000 families.

We feel that being of service to needy is the biggest opportunity that an organization like us can even find and here, we have seized it. We wish to transcend nations and enable thousands of lives in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal who are reeling under poverty escape its vicious cycle.

As we grow, each individual assumes a higher level accountability. In this context, we seek to strengthen the evaluation process as well as knowledge management of the organization. The Director – Impact would Lead the research, monitoring and evaluation domain which form integral parts of the knowledge vertical (Program Development) at Magic Bus.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • The role holder will be responsible for upgrading & innovating research and development

  • Design and implement evaluation methodologies during the entire life cycle of Magic Bus program

  • Coordinate and facilitate internal as well as third party impact assessment of Magic Bus community interventions.

  • Identify technical and management resource persons/consultants for impact assessment / audits.

  • Build the academic platform and strengthen the science behind Magic Bus impact areas

  • Be the Knowledge Manager for Magic Bus

  • Design and conceptualize research methodologies for Magic Bus interventions covering target groups including children, youth and communities across developmental domain areas

  • Develop and implement a measurement framework for evaluation of programme.

  • Ensure that appropriate research is conducted that feeds into developing high quality programmes.

  • Create guidelines and policies around advocacy areas viz. Child Rights, Child Protection, Adolescent issues, Gender etc.

  • Look out for external consulting opportunities and marketing of Magic Bus approach to other organizations.

  • Carry out mandatory quality audit processes to ensure high quality on ground delivery.

  • Bring systemic change in government policies, schemes or programs through research studies and advocacy.

  • Active contribution to build the conceptual base of the academic platform and strengthen the science behind adolescent and livelihoods program impact areas

  • Play the role of a Knowledge Manager for Magic Bus

  • Custodian of preserving historical data and intelligence in the evolution of Magic Bus and establish processes to sustain these knowledge.

Team coordination

  1. Regional Programme Management teams – An ongoing collaboration within the team and create a conducive environment for sharing of information constructive criticism and suggestion alongside the regular progress of programmes.

  2. Sustainability /Fundraising team – Extend support to the Fundraising teams in creating descriptive as well as narrative reports among other things.

  3. Communications Team - To develop effective channel for internal as well as external communications, milestones achieved, success stories etc.

  4. Other support functions – to ensure adequate manpower, fund allocation & accuracy, technology enablement are in place.

Reporting

To Global Chief Executive Officer or as person nominated by him.

Mobility requirements:

The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in Vikhroli, Mumbai and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project , various external stakeholders like government agencies, funders etc. as well as for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

As the head office is shut owing to the COVID 19 outbreak, the person would be required to work from residence.

Desired Competencies:

  • Knowledge research, evaluation and impact assessment across the domains in which Magic Bus operates.

  • Understand basic behavioural change theory and child psychology

  • Thorough knowledge of various research tools and techniques in the area of curriculum development

  • Knowledge of conceptualizing and developing curriculum in the domain of Education, Gender, Health, Life Skills, Leadership and Livelihood is desired. (Expertise in minimum 2-3 domain is a must)

  • Experience in training content development and training

  • Experience in supervising Research and M&E activities

  • Familiar with social issues like child rights, gender discrimination, education, among others

Qualification & Work experience

  • Post Graduate in Social work or other social sciences relevant to the development sector

  • 20 years’ experience in the social development sector in Impact assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation and change management at the grassroots.

  • Experience reflects engagement with diverse sectoral issues, especially on education, adolescent empowerment and rural development

Department: Full time / Livelihoods

Location: Noida

No. of Positions: -

The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in NOIDA and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project(s) , various external stakeholders like government agencies, funders etc. as well as for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

About Magic Bus

Founded in 1999, Magic Bus works with children and young people living in poverty, in India, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. We equip children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty. Children on the Magic Bus programme successfully fend off destabilizers such as child marriage and child labour to complete school and become first-generation salary earners having secure careers in the organised sector.

Our youth-centered Livelihoods Programme connects the aspirations and potential of young people to available market opportunities. We build their employability skills and map job potential based on individual strengths and mobility. We work with support structures like parents, teachers, the community at large and local government institutions to ensure social, emotional and economic well-being for all young people living in that area. Our approach mobilises the entire ecosystem available to the child or young person to create transformational change in their lives.

Current Context

Magic Bus today impacts the lives of 4, 50,000 adolescents and more than 40,000 youths directly and thousands of families indirectly. Our Programmes have brought in a paradigm shift for the many families who earlier were constrained by financial compulsions, cultural norms and other adverse living conditions.

While our efforts could bring school drop-out rate to below 5%, child marriage is slowly edging for extinction in the communities where we work. We envision ourselves playing a significant role in touching lives of 1.6 million adolescents and 3, 00,000 youths directly via our Childhood to Livelihood programme by the end of 2023. Like us, many great organisations are today more than willing to invest their trust in our programmes and philosophy and partner with us in realising this dream of ours as well as more than 4,00,000 families.

We feel that being of service to needy is the biggest opportunity that an organization like us can even find and here, we have seized it. We wish to transcend nations and enable thousands of lives in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal who are reeling under poverty escape its vicious cycle.
As we grow, each individual assumes a higher level accountability. In this context, we seek to strengthen the evaluation process as well as knowledge management of the organization. The Director - Impact would Lead the research, monitoring and evaluation domain which form integral parst of the knowledge vertical (Program Development) at Magic Bus.

Key responsibilities

  • Design, develop and oversee all aspects of the performance measurement for the projects, including day-to-day tracking, reporting on activities, and data quality assurance

  • Draft and revise the project MEL plan and key performance indicators, including detailed indicator definitions and activity tracking tables

  • Develop data collection tools and procedures, oversee the project database and reporting to all Donors

  • Collaborate with regional MEL Coordinators, other staff and project partners on data collection, analysis, and ensure data is collected in a timely manner

  • Plan and participate in project monitoring activities through site visits, review of project reports, and analysis of performance monitoring and other data

  • Lead data quality controls and verification procedures

  • Foster a results-oriented and learning culture throughout the projects to ensure that M&E data and learning are used by the project teams to improve performance & impact

  • Contribute to the design of external project evaluation strategies

  • Manage the M&E budget efficiently

  • Write & release periodic MEL reports for review & sharing, and support the reporting of project performance to the donors

  • Develop and facilitate the development of concept notes/ papers for internal and external audiences

  • Work with the Communications Officer to ensure data and learnings are prepared for dissemination

  • The MEL Head will work in close cooperation with Director-Impact, Direct-Livelihoods, Chief of Programmes, Executive Director-CSR, Director-Communications, and other relevant stakeholders

  • Other duties as assigned

Team coordination

  • Livelihoods team - An ongoing collaboration within the team and create a conducive environment for sharing of information constructive criticism and suggestion alongside the regular progress of programmes.

  • Sustainability/Fundraising team - Extend support to the Fundraising teams in creating descriptive as well as narrative reports among other things.

  • Communications Team - To develop effective channel for internal as well as external communications, milestones achieved, success stories etc.

  • Other support functions - to ensure adequate manpower, fund allocation & accuracy, technology enablement are in place.

Reporting To : the Director - Impact with administrative reporting to the Director - Livelihoods

Qualification & Work experience

  • Post-graduation in any social science from reputed institution / university

  • 12-15 years’ experience in MEL, with a strong and demonstrated interest in evaluations, with minimum 05 years in planning, managing MEL for Livelihood programmes

  • Demonstrated experience in performance measurement, indicator selection and monitoring, and data collection/analysis

  • Database management experience

Desired Competencies

  • Proven skills in building capacities of staff and local organizations in Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies

  • Strong skills in developing and utilizing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Knowledge of Multi-type Donor (CSR, Institutional, Govt., etc.) reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and working with external consultants for third party evaluations

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency in statistical applications (SPSS, SAS or STATA) or proven proficiency with open source big data analytics tools strongly desired

  • Proven ability to manage complex internal and external relationships

Mobility requirements:

The role would be based in Magic Bus Head office located in NOIDA and would be required to travel in line with the requirements of the project(s) , various external stakeholders like government agencies, funders etc. as well as for representing Magic Bus on outside fora if required from time to time.

Department: Livelihood

Location: Pune and Mumbai City / MMR, Maharashtra

No. of Positions: 5

Role:

  1. Organising mobilisation drives while supporting the Community Resource Persons (CRP) in their outreach work in the respective clusters.

  2. Strategizing the outreach plan for mobilization of 4-5 Clusters targeting 750 youth & adults during the project duration

  3. Facilitate on boarding of the mobilised youth & adult in the technology platform who fulfils the eligibility criteria and ensure that the documentary validation is in place.

  4. Support programme participants to navigate through the technology platform and finish the end to end process so that they are directed towards the next step.

  5. Engagement with youth to identify their aspirations, skill set and competence and facilitate the end-to-end journey.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Undertake comprehensive needs assessments with Households which include job seeking Youth & Adults to identify their strengths & limitations, training and life skills needs and overall targets for the programme.

  • Work as career counsellor to the youth & adults while conveying the findings of the tests they appeared for in technology platform to ensure they have the impartial Information, Advice and Guidance that empowers them to make positive choices about potential careers.

  • Act as the lead worker in the first phase of youth’s engagement with Magic Bus Livelihood programme and ensure all youth receive the full and proper offer during this time.

  • Engage and motivate youth & adults positively at all times ensuring their positive engagement.

  • Deliver a sharp focus on all-counselling contributing to successful youth registration, placement and job retention

  • Identify and respond to risks that could lead to youth & adults dropping out of the programme.

  • Build strong and trusted relationships with youth & adults from the start of their engagement with Magic Bus.

  • Work with CRPs in the communities to ensure the mobilisation of youth & adults happens effectively and selection criteria are properly implemented.

  • Work with colleagues at district and regional level to continuously improve the quality of the programme.

  • Undertake data collection and reporting duties that demonstrate the effectiveness of the programme.

  • Act as a role model at all times demonstrating behaviour that displays the characteristics youth should develop to be successful in their chosen field.

 Reporting to: Programme Manager

Staff Reporting: None.

Salary: It will be Rs 18,000/- pm gross

Desired Competencies:

  • Build positive relationships with youth and motivate individuals to achieve defined targets of taking up short/long duration course and work.

  • Follow standard operating processes correctly and use Magic Bus specific tools and methods of working consistently.

  • Excellent team worker with strong oral and written communication skills including good level of professional Hindi/local language and English

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems

  • Well organised working style with excellent time management skills.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends occasionally as required by programme

  • Complete comprehensive need assessments with youth that sensitively identify youth’s personal strengths and limitations

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to use own initiative to solve ground level problems

  • Collect and process delivery evidence and data in line with key performance indicators for the programme

Qualification and Experience (essential unless otherwise stated):

  • Minimum experience of 2 years of working with and achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged Youth and out of work Adults

  • Basic knowledge of computer (MS Office, Online search).

  • Relevant degree or similar professional qualification from a reputed institution (Minimum 12th Pass)

  • Knowledge of youth needs with regard to progressions into work or short/long term courses.

  • Experience of need assessment and/or creating personal plans and targets with youth.

  • Experience of youth development or vocational training programmes either directly or indirectly (desirable).

  • Experience of engaging with wider stakeholders in disadvantaged communities including parents, schools, colleges, panchayats, community leaders, etc.

  • Experience of providing guidance to young people on a range of development issues including career or education choices.

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